Welcome Friends! Today I am going to share my tips on decorating a Thanksgiving table on a budget.
Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away. I must confess, I have been daydreaming about Thanksgiving dinner. I am seriously looking forward to some good ole mashed potatoes and gravy! My kids are anti- white potato anything, so I only get to have them once a year!
This year I am not hosting Thanksgiving at our home, we are set to head off to my in laws house this year, but that didn’t stop me from putting together a Thanksgiving tablescape in my dining room. Like most things around my house it was done on a budget. I am going to share my tips on how I was able to decorate my Thanksgiving table on a small budget.
My first tip on setting a Thanksgiving tablescape on a budget is to save on plate settings. You can create a budget friendly place setting by hitting up your local thrift store.
I found these adorable green plaid appetizer plates at my local thrift store. They were the perfect pop of rustic charm to add to my Thanksgiving table setting. I also found a full set of the small white plates that I layered in the place setting as well. I really love the look of multiple layers of plates!
Another thrift store find were my vintage brass napkin rings as well as my wooden napkin rings. I didn’t have enough of one napkin ring for an 8 person table setting so I mix and matched them. The heads of the table got the wooden napkin rings and the place setting on the side of the table all got the brass napkin rings.
All of my thrifted finds were able to come home with me for under $10.00!
I will be keeping my eyes out for some traditional Thanksgiving themed plates for the next time I host Thanksgiving. I love the idea of having special dinnerware for Holiday meals. My Grandma’s always had those special touches when I was growing up and I loved it.
If doing dishes isn’t your thing, it is totally not my thing, don’t worry the paper plate game has completely upgraded! Sometimes you can’t even tell they are paper plates because they look so pretty. Just look at these Gold Marbling Disposable plates! If I don’t have my traditional themed Thanksgiving plates by next year I am totally using those and creating a glam Thanksgiving tablescape!
My goblet glasses were also a thrift store find. I think that finding classic looking stemware is a little bit more challenging to find, but just keep looking every time you go to the thrift store and you will find some eventually!
Another way to decorate a Thanksgiving tablescape on a budget is by using neutral table linens.
One of my favorite table linens is my neutral table runner. Having this basic decor piece really helps when decorating with a budget because it can be used for each season. This year I did not use my favorite neutral table runner on my table but I did use some natural linen napkins, which are another great neutral table decor item. I used my table runner in last years Thanksgiving Table, as well as my Easter Tablescape.
If you do not have a neutral runner to use or if you want to add some color to your table with your table linens, here are two ways to do that. First you can create your own runner out of some cute tea towels. I share how I did that in this post. It is really simple and a great way to DIY your tablescape very easily. You can also use a thin fall colored blanket, which is what I did for this years Thanksgiving table decor.
The blanket was not large enough to cover my entire table so I gathered it up in the center of the table for a more cozy fall look.
I really wish you could feel this fabric because it is so soft!
Now this blanket is one that I made from some fabric that I bought at Joann Fabrics, but if you love the colors of it like I do, right now Target has a the same color way in a table runner and a table cloth! So it will be really easy to recreate this Thanksgiving table look in your own home!
My last tip for decorating a Thanksgiving table on a budget is to create a DIY thanksgiving centerpiece! You can do this by re-using your fall decor items in a new way to create a new centerpiece.
I created this vintage crock centerpiece using items that I already had on hand. I share how I created this crock as well as nine other beautiful faux floral vintage crock arrangements in this post here. The fall arrangements that the other ladies created were simply stunning I really suggest you check it out! You are sure to find something that you love!
I didn’t want just the vintage crock for my Thanksgiving centerpiece. My table is so long that it felt empty with just that, so I paired it with a basket of faux green pumpkins to match my green plaid appetizer plates. I also put the same faux green pumpkins in a dough bowl on my little side table.
On the other side I used my favorite cake stand and paired it with a velvet pumpkin wrapped in a deer antler with some brown hops tucked in. Then all around the centerpiece I tucked in pumpkins and dried oak leave branches from my back yard.
There are all of my tips on How to decorate a Thanksgiving Table on a Budget! I hope you enjoyed them and I hope that my rustic Thanksgiving table inspired you today!